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Genus: Kalanchoe

[= Bryophyllum]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Saxifragales > Family: Crassulaceae

About 200 species (tropical Africa, Madagascar, S and SE Asia, N Australia) of which 23 are native to southern Africa, one species is naturalised and an additional 11 species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Kalanchoe alticola

 

Kalanchoe brachyloba

 

Kalanchoe crenata

Kalanchoe crundallii

 

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Kalanchoe laciniata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Kalanchoe lanceolata

Kalanchoe lateritia

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe leblanciae

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Kalanchoe lobata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe longiflora

 

Kalanchoe luciae

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Kalanchoe miniata

[= Bryophyllum miniatum]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe neglecta

 

Kalanchoe paniculata

 

Kalanchoe pinnata

[= Bryophyllum pinnatum]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe prolifera

[= Bryophyllum proliferum]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe rotundifolia

Kalanchoe sexangularis

 

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Kalanchoe velutina

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Kalanchoe wildii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Kalanchoe delagoensis

[= Bryophyllum delagoense, Bryophyllum tubiflorum]

Believed to be native to Madagascar and has become naturalised in southern Africa. See Tölken and Leistner (1986).

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Kalanchoe beharensis

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi

[= Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi]

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe flammea

Native to Somalia.

 

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri

[= Bryophyllum gastonis-bonnieri]

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe manginii

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe mortagei

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe pinnata

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe prolifera

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe tomentosa

Native to Madagascar.

 

Kalanchoe uniflora

Native to Madagascar.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  • Tölken, H.R. & Leistner, O.A. 1986. Bryophyllum delagoense. Flowering Plants of Africa 49: 1938.

 


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